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August 27, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Programs and Events | Worship and High Holidays | Repairing the World

Final Details About Central’s High Holy Day Services

As we prepare to welcome 5782 in less than two weeks, we reflect on the layered meaning of teshuvah as “returning” in all of its manifestations: physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Whether you plan to join us in person or virtually, we look forward to experiencing a powerful sense of "returning” by worshipping with you.

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August 19, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Repairing the World

Hearing the Cries In the Blast of the Shofar

Around the world, communities are crying out in pain. We watch the news from Afghanistan as the Taliban retakes control of the country. As Jews, we understand acutely what it means to be denied or granted refuge, and we stand with HIAS and human rights advocates in asking the US government to take immediate action to protect the most vulnerable during this time.

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July 29, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Programs and Events | Worship and High Holidays

High Holy Days 2021 & Updated Worship Policies

Our ability to be together in person for services—Shabbat as well as the High Holidays—will always be guided by the most up-to-date medical information from federal, state, and city authorities, as well as from our committee of expert lay leaders. Given emerging data on the Delta variant, the COVID Task Force has made the unanimous recommendation to require masking of all worshipers at all services, regardless of vaccination status.

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May 13, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Worship and High Holidays | Repairing the World

We Pray for Peace in Jerusalem

"'My heart is in the East and I am at the end of the West.' These words of the 12th-Century poet Rabbi Yehuda Halevi capture the feeling of distance and despair I feel in this moment of devastating violence in Israel this week."

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April 27, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership

An Important Message From Central Synagogue

Email sent to the congregation on April 27, 2021

We are writing to you today as your Senior Rabbi, Executive Director, and congregational President from a place of communal sadness, anger, shame, and Teshuvah. Last fall, after Rosh Hashanah, a former congregant approached Rabbi Buchdahl and disclosed that Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, Central’s Senior Rabbi from 1972 to 1985, initiated an inappropriate relationship with her while she was a young religious school teacher and congregant at Central.

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